Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Read Across America and Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Did you know that today is Read Across America Day? March 2nd is Dr. Seuss' birthday, and the National Education Association celebrates it every year with its Read Across America program. To celebrate their celebration, here's a list of some of our favorite childrens' books!

If I Ran the Circus by Dr. Seuss

The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins by Dr. Seuss

Owl Babies by Martin Waddell

I Love You Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt

Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett

If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Numeroff

Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.

Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey

George and Martha by James Marshall

Thank You Bear by Greg Foley

Jamberry by Bruce Degen

How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers

I Took the Moon for a Walk by Carolyn Curtis

What are some of your favorites?


  1. I love Bear Snores On and If You Give a Mouse a Muffin!

  2. oh how I love them all!! :) Thank you for taking me back.. waay wayy back.

  3. What a wonderful round-up! Some of my favorites are on your list for sure. I also love Goodnight, Moon and all of the Amelia Bedelia books!

  4. Maurice Sendak In the Night Kitchen. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein is a tear jerking favorite around here. A Bargain for Frances is great too. Actually I love all the Frances books.

  5. Thanks for posting your list - some books are completely new to me so I'm going to have to look them up. The Gruffalo, Pippi Longstocking and anything by Roald Dahl are popular at my house but my three year old would put George and Martha at the top of the list (she's such a fan that she uses George and Martha-isms, like "Have mercy!"). xo

  6. What a fun post. Have you all read "Oh No! Time to go! A book of goodbyes." It's another great one that I recently have loved reading everything.

  7. These are such wonderful books -- they bring back so many memories. I had no idea Dr. Seuss's birthday was earlier this week. I'm wondering how I missed it actually, since Dr. Seuss worked and lived in La Jolla, CA (where I go to school). You can actually see his inspiration for plants and trees in some of the foliage of the area. Love your site -- super cute. Thank you so much for stopping by mine. I'll be back soon.